Current consultations

The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.

Consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with members of the psychology profession, members of the public and other stakeholders. The feedback provided via consultation is greatly valued, and informs the Board’s development of important documents.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received. The Board publishes submissions received on the website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated.


Public consultation on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practice

The Psychology Board of Australia has published a consultation paper on the draft guideline for informing a National Board about where you practice.

Released: 13 April 2018
Closes: 25 May 2018

In September 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill contained a set of amendments to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law), as in force in each state and territory except Western Australia. Corresponding legislation has also been passed in Western Australia. These amendments include changes to the information a registered health practitioner is required to provide about their practice arrangements when requested by the National Board (referred to as ‘practice information’). The draft guideline has been developed to assist registered health practitioners to provide practice information in a way that meets their obligation under the National Law.

The Board invites feedback from practitioners, stakeholders and the community. Please provide any written submissions by email, marked, ‘Draft guidelines: Informing a National Board about where you practise to nationallawamendments@ahpra.gov.au by close of business on 25 May 2018. Submissions by post should be addressed to the Executive Officer, NRAS Review, AHPRA, GPO Box 9958, Melbourne VIC 3001.

Submissions to this consultation may be published on the AHPRA website. They may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Published submissions will include the names of individuals and/or organisations that made the submission unless confidentiality is requested.


Public Consultation paper on the proposal to retire the 4+2 internship pathway to general registration

Released: 29 March 2018
Closes: 1 June 2018

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published Public consultation paper 31: Reducing regulatory burden: Retiring the 4+2 pathway to general registration.

The Board is seeking feedback on the proposal to retire the 4+2 internship pathway to general registration in favour of the 5+1 internship pathway.

The consultation paper is now available and the Board will accept submissions until close of business (AEST) Friday 1 June 2018.

Please provide written submissions in Word format by email, marked ‘Consultation – National psychology examination curriculum review’ to psychconsultation@ahpra.gov.au.


Public consultation on review of Professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard

Released: 13 March 2018
Closes: 4 May 2108

The Psychology Board of Australia has published Consultation Paper 30: Review of Professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard.

Feedback on the current Professional indemnity insurance arrangements (PII) registration standard indicates it is working well, however, the Board wishes to review the requirements for a minimum amount of cover, and has also identified some opportunities to update the language and structure of the standard to align it more closely with the PII registration standards of other National Boards.

The Board is seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the revised standard. The consultation paper and draft Standard is available and the Board is accepting submissions until close of business (AEST) Friday 04 May 2018.

Please provide written submissions in Word format by email, marked ‘Consultation – Professional Indemnity insurance’ to psychconsultation@ahpra.gov.au.


Public consultation on review of supervisor guidelines

Released: 5 March 2018
Closes: 27 April 2018

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published Consultation Paper 29: Revised guidelines for supervisors and supervisor training providers.

The current supervisor guidelines were introduced in 2013 and the Board committed to review them every three to five years. The aim of this review is to streamline the documents, ensure continued relevance of the requirements for supervisors and for supervisor training providers, and identify opportunities for improvement.

The Board is seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the revised Guidelines for supervisors and the separate Guidelines for supervisor training providers, which are proposed to supersede the current guidelines and two (supervisor and training provider) revocation polices.

The consultation paper and two draft guidelines are available and the Board is accepting submissions until close of business (AEST) Friday 27 April 2018.

Please provide written submissions in Word format by email, marked 'Consultation – supervisor guidelines' to psychconsultation@ahpra.gov.au.

 

 
 
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